"The introduction is an excellent, albeit fairly sophisticated, overview of the key features of the field of learning sciences [...] The book's chapters elaborate on many of the themes broached in the introduction. Throughout, there is also criticism of instructionism and behaviorism, their focus on narrow facts and disconnected knowledge, and their inherent limitations in the development of expertise and deep learning." -- American Reference Books Annual
Learning sciences is an interdisciplinary field that studies teaching and learning. This handbook shows how educators can use the learning sciences to design more effective learning environments - including school classrooms and informal settings such as science centers or after-school clubs, on-line distance learning, and computer-based tutoring software.